Dolly Parton

Genres: Christian & Gospel Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Television
Descriptive "tags": country female vocalists singer-songwriter bluegrass folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

19 January 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. Dolly Rebecca Parton’s poor farming parents paid the doctor in cornmeal for attending the birth of the fourth of their 12 offspring. After her appearances as a singing guitarist on local radio as a child, including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Parton left school in 1964. Her recorded output had included a raucous rockabilly song called ‘Puppy Love’ for a small label as early as 1958, but a signing to Monument in 1966 - the time of her marriage to the reclusive Carl Dean - yielded a C&W hit with ‘Dumb Blonde’, as well as enlistment in the prestigious Porter Wagoner Show as its stetsoned leader Porter Wagoner’s voluptuous female foil in duets and comedy sketches. While this post adulterated her more serious artistic worth, she notched up further country smashes, among them ‘Joshua’, the autobiographical ‘Coat Of Many Colours’ and, with Wagoner, ‘The Last Thing...

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